Student-Centered Funding Pilot Webinar

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Add to Calendar 2018-02-21 14:00:00 2018-02-21 14:00:00 Student-Centered Funding Pilot Webinar The U.S. Department of Education (Department) will host two webinars regarding a new pilot to afford local educational agencies (LEAs) flexibility to create equitable, student-centered funding systems. The intended audience is LEAs, though other interested parties are also welcome. The webinars will include identical information, and the Department will take questions using the chat feature. To join a webinar, please select the link for the relevant session. Pre-registration is not required. The webinars will be recorded, and the recordings – as well as the slides – will be posted at   Register for the Wednesday, February 21 session here. Register for the Thursday, February 22 session here. America/New_York public

Provided clarity on the opportunity for LEAs to apply for flexibility to implement a student-centered funding system as part of a pilot authorized by section 1501 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). With this flexibility, LEAs can combine eligible federal funds with state and local funds to create a single, student-centered funding system.  In the context of the pilot, a student-centered funding system is a system based on weights that allocate substantially more funding for students from low-income families, English learners, and other educationally disadvantaged student groups.  The Department can approve not more than 50 LEAs to participate in this pilot. 

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